Five Years After the Recession, Only 21% of Small Businesses Say They’ve Recovered

More than five years after the end of the “Great Recession,” only 21 percent of small businesses* say they have fully recovered. During the recession, lack of sales ranked as the top problem small business faced. Taxes placed second, and “government regulations and red tape” placed third. And since 2012, at least one in five […]

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Remembering 9/11 During America’s War on ISIS

U.S. ARMED FORCES, Southwest Asia—For the 14th year in a row, a wartime U.S. military remembered the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But this was the first 9/11 anniversary for U.S. military members deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve—the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. On Friday, as the sun beat […]

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Palin, Cruz Criticize Iran Deal at Rally

Protesters coalesced on Capitol Hill Wednesday to rail against the Iran nuclear agreement during a rally that drew a slew of conservative heavyweights, including Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Cruz labeled the deal “catastrophic” and the “single greatest national security threat to America,” evoking cheers from the hundreds who […]

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Five Questions Sen. James Lankford Wants Obama to Answer About His Immigration Actions

Sen. James Lankford will send a letter to the White House on Thursday asking the president to clarify his remarks that there will be “consequences” for government officials who do not comply with his executive order on immigration. This is the second attempt Lankford, R-Okla., has made to have President Barack Obama explain his statement. […]

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9 Things You Need to Know From the First Planned Parenthood Hearing

The first in a series of hearings about Planned Parenthood kicked off Wednesday in Capitol Hill, with Republicans and Democrats running in circles over whether or not the organization did anything wrong, failing to reach any common ground. “No reliable evidence demonstrates that Planned Parenthood violated the law,” said John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member of the […]

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Atheist Group Says Football Team Chaplains at Public Universities Are Unconstitutional

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, has sent a report to public universities claiming that providing chaplains to their football teams is unconstitutional. Alliance Defending Freedom, a non-profit legal organization that advocates religious liberty, sent letters to universities in response to the atheist group’s claim. “Public universities should be commended, not attacked, for […]

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